Toronto, ON – Genomics England is creating a new genomic medicine service for the UK National Health Service (NHS). With the aim of enabling new scientific discoveries and medical insights, the 100,000 Genomes Project will ultimately sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 NHS patients and their families with rare diseases and cancers. When completed, the NHS will be able to offer genomic medicine and personalised treatments to patients with conditions that are currently hard to treat.
Genomics England selected Inuvika’s OVD Enterprise to deliver secure access to the research environment for the 100,000 Genomes Project. Consisting of a Windows virtual desktop, datacentre hosted applications and associated de-identified datasets, OVD publishes the users’ environment so it can be securely accessed from a standard HTML5 enabled web browser from any location.
“We selected Inuvika’s Open Virtual Desktop for its ability to support the Windows and Linux app requirements of our research environment while being able to ‘airlock’ the project data securely within our datacentres.” said David Brown, Head of Informatics Infrastructure.
“With no need to install client software on a user’s local device and no requirement for firewall intervention on remote client sites it makes secure access for researchers, clinicians, academia and data providers very simple.”
“We are pleased to be working with Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project to deliver the access platform for the participating organisations” said Kevin Gallagher, CEO of Inuvika.
“OVD met the ease-of-use and data security requirements. Additionally, our open source service based approach enables us to be flexible and deliver on the specific needs of such an innovative and transformational project.”